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Musical Groups Spring Into Summer

Musical Groups Spring Into Summer

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Friday May 25, 2018, Midlothian choral groups and Jazz band came together to show off their talent at back-to-back second period assemblies. City Lights, Rhythmic Drive, Chamber Ensemble, Pitch Perfect, and Just For Show, accompanied by the amazing Show Choir Band, entertained the packed audie...

Mastering the Art of Musicals

Mastering the Art of Musicals

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under A & E

Annually, the Spring musical graces Midlo High's theatre and dazzles excited audiences. As soon as any of the musicals start, music floods the auditorium, entertaining friends, family, and faculty, who curiously await the start of the show. Each year the musicals play a different tune, but the job of...

Performing Arts Students Cruise Into Spring Break

Performing Arts Students Cruise Into Spring Break

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

April 11, 2018


Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

At midnight on March 28, 2018, Midlo's orchestra, band, color guard, and dance team, joined together to travel to the Bahamas by cruise. Students' excitement grew as Principal Shawn Abel, Mr. Gordon Rawls, and Mr. Taylor Fletcher,  loaded the charter buses ready for the fourteen hour drive to the Ja...

Midlo Earns VMEA Blue Ribbon School For Music Designation… AGAIN!

Midlo Earns VMEA Blue Ribbon School For Music Designation… AGAIN!

Maddie Burke and Mr. Gordon Rawls

March 16, 2018


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts, Showcase

Congratulations to the Midlo Music Department for being recognized as a VMEA Blue Ribbon School for music. This is the ninth time the band, chorus, and orchestra have received this honor, as well as the second year consecutively. Recently, the band, chorus, and orchestra attended a state assessment,...

Band Students Audition for All-Virginia Band

Band Students Audition for All-Virginia Band

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

March 1, 2018


Filed under A & E

On February 24, 2018, both Matthew Tignor and Paul Covert had to opportunity to try out for All-Virginia Band at James Madison University. Both outstanding band students were happy to represent Midlo at the auditions. After earning a spot in Senior Regional Band, both Tignor and Covert qualified ...

The Marquis Makes Breakthrough in Midlothian

Joy Li and Merrill Livingston

January 31, 2018


Filed under Performing Arts

The Marquis, an emerging local band, consists of three Midlothian High School students, Andrew Morris, Chayton Altice, and Jake Petrillo. All the members in the trio have been involved in Midlothian High School’s marching band. Each one of the band members began playing instruments in middle school, provi...

Paul Covert Continues Musical Madness

Paul Covert Continues Musical Madness

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

December 5, 2017


Filed under A & E

On Monday, November 7,  2017, Paul Covert possibly changed his life forever when he auditioned at James Madison University and was accepted into the School of Music. Covert has always had a passion for music, being the lead trombonist and Drum Major of the Trojans Marching Band. Paul has played an ac...

Tag, You’re It!

Tag, You’re It!

Maddie Burke, Midlo Scoop Staff

September 19, 2017


Filed under Performing Arts

On the morning of Saturday, September 16, 2017, Midlothian color guards, dancers, and band students gathered to begin Tag Day, their largest fundraiser of the year. The open commons brimmed with students dressed in uniform, eager to get out on the streets. In preparation, everyone gathered around tab...

Jazzin’ to the Beat of a Drum

Jazzin’ to the Beat of a Drum

Jake Petrillo, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

The percussion class, under the direction of Chris Thomas, truly takes on a separate entity from the rest of the music department. On Tuesday, May 16, the percussion class put on their annual showcase, consisting of three pieces, the main one being Frankenstein, by The Edgar Winter Group. Each person in the ensemble ac...

Learning Every Note, Rhythm, and Story

Learning Every Note, Rhythm, and Story

Merrill Livingston, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

As soon as the curtains open to any musical, the audience hears music but automatically searches for the actors. Most of the time, those behind the curtains, in between the props, or at the back of the stage, feel content to let the actors take the spotlight, but those behind the scenes of production...

Midlothian Music Department Offers Superior Performances

Midlothian Music Department Offers Superior Performances

Mr. Gordon Rawls and Jake Petrillo

March 15, 2017


Filed under A & E, Performing Arts

Congratulations to the members of the Trojan Band.  With their Superior Rating on the Saturday, March 11, State Concert Band Assessment, combined with the Superior Rating received by the Trojan Marching Band in October,  they have completed their 19th total and 3rd consecutive VBODA Commonwealth of Virginia ...

Musically Inclined

Musically Inclined

Jake Petrillo and Mr. Gordon Rawls

February 27, 2017


Filed under Performing Arts

Congratulations to bassoonist Matthew Tignor, trombonist Paul Covert, and clarinetist Ketki Morabkar for outstanding showings at the All-Virginia Band and Orchestra auditions on Saturday.  The chance to try out is an accomplishment in itself. All three scored very well, and Tignor, selected to the...

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